The former Italian legend is satisfied with his marquee’s performance {Florent Malouda}

Delhi Dynamos had their first home clash against Northeast United which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Emiliano Alfaro scored the equalizer for the Northeast United after Kean Lewis gave the home side the advantage.

Delhi’s marquee player Florent Malouda was given rest by the Italian manager he was brought on the field for the last quarter of the game,and the world cup winner also thought that it was the right decision to give the marquee some rest.

“(Florent) Malouda is a great player. Last year was last year and this is a new season. Not starting him is purely tactical because of the way we wanted to play; he has no injuries as such. He is a very important player, but he’s as important as any other player in the squad.”

“Malouda came on in the last part of the match, and he was slotted into a position. We feel he did his job well and did what he was asked. We have to keep in mind who our opponents are, and in my opinion we made the best decision and played players who are in good form. We are absolutely happy with his performance and the result of the match,”: the side back said.

Given  the fact that the match was played in high intensity both the coaches felt that the referee did a fantastic job by handeling match for 90 minutes though the match saw as much as six bookings.

“Sometimes opponents play at a level that force a team into mistakes. We have no problem with the referee. Sometimes they played in a way that made us go into tackles a bit late and sometimes we did the same, but that’s what opponents try to do to each other,'':he added.